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7 Kid friendly Irish wedding venues

Wedding venues in Ireland to delight your smaller guests.


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Families are what make your wedding special so here is a list of some of the best kid friendly Irish wedding venues that children will adore

Whether your family has a big brood or you are still a kid at heart take a look at Wedding Journal Online’s top Irish wedding venues that kids (and grown-ups) will delight in.

Dublin Zoo, Dublin

An alternative wedding venue for the animal crazy couple! For a ceremony venue with an outstanding view, couples can choose to say ‘I do’ in the zoo’s restored historical building, Haughton House.

After the ceremony a drinks reception held in the zoo’s own interactive Learning and Discovery Centre will have the little ones squealing with delight!

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The Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra

A family favourite, getting married at the Folk and Transport Museum is sure to wow all your guests. The venue lends itself to fantastic photograph opportunities and the wedding party can take a trip around the historically reproduced village before celebrating in the impressive Cultra Manor or Omagh Meeting House.

Treat your littlest guests to a quarter of sweets from the traditional corner shop!

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Kippure Estate, Wicklow

Set in 240 acres of Wicklow countryside, Kippure Estate combines peaceful surroundings with adventure and exhilaration.

The estate encourages making the wedding a two day event and can arrange an activity packed schedule for guests the day after. Some options include a treasure hunt, family fun day and high ropes adventure for the daredevils!

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Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

After the ceremony while the newlyweds sneak off to get their photographs taken, guests can be treated to a screening of a film of the bride and groom’s choice. A quirky feature that everyone can appreciate. We recommend a showing of a classic Disney love story.

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Mount Druid, Westmeath

Situated in spectacular parkland with an assortment of alternative accommodation options, guests can choose from a range of yurts, tin huts and brightly coloured caravans. The little ones will enjoy the lively atmosphere and luscious grounds.

Due to licensing laws children must leave the reception by 9pm but the venue can provide a list of recommended local babysitters. After a hard day of exploring, kids will be exhausted by this time!

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SS Nomadic, Belfast

Nothing is more exciting than getting married on top a private boat, especially if it is the last remaining White Star Line Vessel. Moored in a dry dock, you don’t have to worry about your guests getting sea sick. With four decks, children will love having the run of this historic ship.

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Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

Kids will delight at a wedding in a real 17th century castle with a four storey tower. Set on a breath-taking stretch of land with the Blue Stack Mountains proudly overlooking the venue, wedding guests can choose to stay and explore the area the day after

There is no shortage of activities at this fairy-tale castle venue – endless lakeside woodland trails are there to be discovered and complimentary bikes are available.

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